Why you Will Kill Yourself and Abandon your Body to Live Forever

You are going to upload your brain to the cloud

The rise of the cloud will continue but in a far more intimate way. Upload of our minds, and with it our consciousness, is only decades away. Would you choose to effectively live forever? Would you choose to endow yourself with the power to transport anywhere at the speed of light and needle into an android at that location in seconds? That is the future we are on the brink of.

How do we get there?

The most popular assumption is that we will progress towards a ‘Ready Player One’ like future. We will exist physically as we do currently and that won’t change even as technology evolves to allow for a fully immersive virtual world (the Metaverse).

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In many ways this is what we have already, Instead of wearing a visor we access this world through a computer screen. Placing that screen on your head and vibrating when you touch something isn’t a quantum leap forward in terms of possibilities. Sure altering the physics of what seems possible might seem novel, initially at least, but how quickly will your brain, senses and sensibilities reject the reality that what you are interacting with is effectively a computer game?

The more likely outcome requires far more technological innovation

We digitise our brains and exist in a virtual universe. We can needle back into the physical world inhabiting androids to participate in the physical world when we choose while returning back to the virtual world when we are done. The digitisation enables us to operate at an inhuman level of productivity due to the speed at which we are able to operate in the cloud.

Why haven’t we discovered intelligent species?

What if the only reason we have never encountered intelligent species from another planet is because once we reach this level of technological capability, each of us essentially ascends to the role of god. We upload our minds to the cloud and no longer care about what might be out there and instead create whatever world we want to imagine.

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Meta-humans, those who take control of androids in the physical world but exist in the cloud, and NEO-humans, those who remain in the world and dial into the metaverse, will exist in parallel.

And natural order will be disrupted entirely

No longer will we rely on the whims of nature to dictate the terms of participation on the planet. The scarcity of elements on earth will no longer constrain the size that humanity can grow to in the same way the available resources will no longer dictate how man people can find sustenance.

The future is always more unbelievable than we think

Utopia or Dystopia — you decide

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